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One hundred years ago, suffragette Emily Davison died after she stepped out in front of the King's horse at the Epsom Derby. But how have things changed for women in classical music over the past century?
In 2003, eight years after the Austrian government insisted that the Vienna Philharmonic drop its men-only rule, the orchestra employed their first non-harpist woman musician, violist Ursula Plaichinger. In January 2005, Australian conductor Simone Young became the first woman to conduct the orchestra.
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